TRENDING Famous Male Runners

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List of famous male runners, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male runners list contains the most prominent and top males known for being runners. There are thousand of males working as runners in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic runners have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a runner then the people below should give you inspiration.

List contains people like Daniel Vargas, Martyn Rooney.

While this isn't a list of all male runners, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male runners?" and "Who are the best male runners?"

Matthew Wells is a British Olympic rower. Wells was born in Bradford and grew up in Hexham, where he learnt to row at Queen Elizabeth High School In 1996 he won the single sculls at the Coupe de la Jeunesse, and won gold in the double sculls at the World Junior Championships in 1997. He took bronze ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom

Profession: Runner, Rower

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Carlos Cordero

Carlos Cordero Gomez is a Mexican athlete. He participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics finishing 32nd in the men's Marathon. and he also represented Mexico at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 1500 metres at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games ...more

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Age: 38

Birthplace: Irapuato, Mexico

Profession: Runner

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Bilisuma Shugi Gelassa is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes internationally for Bahrain. He transferred to Bahrain at the end of 2009 and his first international appearance came a few months afterwards at the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where he finished in the top 50 ...more

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Age: 26

Birthplace: Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Profession: Runner, Track and field athlete

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Frank Shorter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Runners
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Frank Charles Shorter is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics. His victory is credited with igniting the running boom in the United States in the 1970s. ...more

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Age: 68

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Profession: Track and field athlete

Credits: Run for Your Life

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Mark Lewis-Francis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Runners
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Mark Anthony Lewis-Francis is a British track and field athlete, specifically a sprinter, who specialises in the 100 metres. A renowned junior, his greatest sporting achievement at senior level has been to anchor the Great Britain and Northern Ireland 4 x 100 metres relay team to a gold medal at the ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Profession: Runner

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Belal Mansoor Ali is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Runners
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Belal Mansoor Ali is a middle distance runner now representing Bahrain after changing nationality from Kenya. He was born John Yego on 17 October 1988 in Kenya. A lot of controversy has surrounded his age, starting when he won the 1500 metres race at the 2005 IAAF World Youth Championships in ...more

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Age: 27

Birthplace: Kenya

Profession: Runner, Track and field athlete

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Hasan Mahboob is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Runners
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Hasan Mahboob Ali is a Bahraini long-distance runner. He became a naturalized citizen of Bahrain ahead of the 2006 season. His personal best time for the 10,000 metres is 27:22.40 minutes, achieved in May 2012 in Wageningen. In his early career he concentrated on road running and he won the Prague ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Kenya

Profession: Runner, Track and field athlete

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Richard Buck

Richard Thomas Buck is a British sprinter who specialises in the 400 metres event. He is from York, and trains in Loughborough; his current club is City of York A.C,; previously he had an 18-month spell at Scarborough A.C. He has been trained by his grandfather, Geoff Barraclough, and is now coached ...more

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Grimsby, United Kingdom

Profession: Runner

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